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Some of pop’s biggest stars first gained fame as members of a band before branching out as successful solo artists. Each hour this weekend in the CBS-FM Hall of Fame, we’ll start off with a song from a band, then follow it with a solo song from one of its members.
We can’t fail to mention one of our (and your!) favorite bands who changed the landscape of music before each one of it’s members went on their own way to form their own successful solo careers. Of course we’re talking about…
Here’s a quick look at some of The Beatles’ achievements:
- 13 GRAMMY Award wins (And 1 honorary award).
- 27 #1 singles.
- 250 million units sold worldwide
- $1 billion in album sales worldwide.
- Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1988.
Each member of the Fab Four went on to very successful solo careers. One of them still sells out baseball stadiums in mere minutes when he decides to tour the globe. We’re talking about none other than…
Some Paul McCartney facts:
- 5 GRAMMY Award wins (2 solo, 3 with Wings).
- As a songwriter or co-writer, he has sold over 15.5 million RIAA certified units in the US.
- His song “Yesterday” has been covered by over 2,200 artists
- Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1999.
Be sure to tune into the CBS-FM Hall of Fame all weekend long as we play bands and the successful solo member that branched out!
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